It’s slow going still in WaterburyAugust 18,2014
High school fall sports practices have started, back-to-school preparations have begun and travelers are coming to Vermont to squeeze in a few last days of summer vacation. Motor coaches are touring our lush green mountains and college students will be returning soon.
Road construction continues at full speed.
Interstate 89 bridgework in Milton will slow traffic during commuting hours and may include occasional rolling roadblocks. Paving on I-89 between Richmond and Colchester continues between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Paving those milled ramps will begin Thursday. Daytime paving between Berlin and Brookfield will continue to cause short delays also.
I-91 projects include the final paving in both directions between St. Johnsbury and Lyndon (Exits 23 and 21). Paving from Fairlee to Newbury will require speed restrictions. In Windsor, a bridge project directs northbound traffic into the southbound lane with a reduced speed limit and occasional rolling roadblocks. In Brattleboro, another bridge project between Exits 2 and 3 relocates northbound traffic to the southbound bridge. Drivers should expect delays, especially northbound Friday afternoon and southbound Sunday afternoon.
Route 105 paving in Richford village and a culvert replacement project in Jay are going on at the same time. The culvert project will close Route 105 for three days starting Tuesday.
Route 108 in Enosburg has a paving project that will affect traffic.
Route 111 between Morgan and Brighton will see some delays caused by a paving project.
Route 15 in Hyde Park has a box culvert installation that will slow traffic.
Route 12 between Elmore and Morristown has one-way traffic because of a paving project. Drivers should slow down in this work zone. Surface materials could be kicked up and damage windshields and even puncture tires.
Route 5 between Lyndon and St. Johnsbury has a paving project which should last about two weeks. Delays should be expected in this work zone.
Route 2 from Burlington to South Burlington is still experiencing road construction. Work hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Friday.
Route 2 between Waterbury and Bolton has alternating one-lane traffic in place for a lengthy paving project. Drivers should expect delays and should drive slowly and cautiously through this work zone and expect Saturday paving. Material on the road surface could fly up and damage windshields and even puncture tires. The intersection of Route 2 and Route 100 in Waterbury, meantime, has a new traffic pattern for a roundabout project. Motorists must follow signs as well as flaggers in this work zone. West of the intersection, on Route 2, crews will be installing new water lines. Alternating one-way traffic will slow vehicles in this work zone. Motorists are reminded to watch for the new traffic signals on Route 100 and I-89 northbound off ramp.
Route 14 in Barre Town continues to see work on culvert replacement in Jockey Hollow.
Route 110 in Tunbridge will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Route 107 between Stockbridge and Bethel will feature a paving project that leaves a loose surface which can damage windshields and tires if a vehicle is traveling too fast.
Route 5 in Putney and Route 123 in Westminster will have more paving this week.
Culvert replacement begins on Route 4 in Hartford. Drivers will find single-lane traffic at times. Signs will be installed along Business Route 4 on Sunday and Monday night.
In Rutland, closure/re-configurations will continue onto Washington Street for the installation of sewer and stormwater structures. This means there will be daytime and nighttime crews along South Main Street.
Route 30 in Winhall is reduced to one lane for culvert repairs.
Route 100 work in Wilmington includes work on Bridges 34 and 35. Expect some lane closures.
Safe travels everyone.
Brent H. Curtis is the public outreach coordinator for the Vermont Agency of Transportation.
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